Pea, mint & crème fraiche soup

3
Total Time
23 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
13 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Using frozen peas means this colourful soup couldn’t be easier, and it’s full of beautiful, fresh flavours too.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Spring Onions

4 medium, trimmed and chopped

Garlic

1 clove(s), minced

Peas, fresh or frozen

650 g, defrosted

Vegetable stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), 650ml vegetable stock, made with 1 stock cube

Spinach

100 g

Mint, Fresh

10 g, plus extra to garnish

Half Fat Crème Frâiche

100 g

Half Fat Crème Frâiche

4 teaspoons, level

Lemon(s)

1 zest(s) of 1

Lemon Juice, Fresh

10 ml

Instructions

  1. Mist a large, deep pan with cooking spray and put over a medium heat. Add the spring onions and garlic, then cook for 2-3 minutes until starting to soften.
  2. Add the peas and stock, then simmer for 10 minutes until the peas are tender. Remove from the heat and reserve a scoop of the peas for the garnish.
  3. Add the spinach, mint, 100g crème fraîche, half the lemon zest and all of the lemon juice to the pan. Blend with a hand-held blender until smooth, then season well. Mix the remaining crème fraîche with 3 teaspoons of water. Serve the soup drizzled with the thinned crème fraîche and garnished with the reserved peas, mint leaves and the remaining lemon zest.

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